Microsoft competency requirements for Gold and Silver membership

Applies to

  • Partner Center

Demonstrate your proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in one or more specialized areas of business. Microsoft competencies are designed to prepare you to meet your customers’ needs, and to help you attract new customers who are looking for Microsoft-certified solution providers. Join the elite tier of Microsoft partners and stand out from your peers.

  • Earn a Silver membership to demonstrate your consistent capability, expertise, and commitment

  • Earn a Gold membership to demonstrate your best-in-class capability within a specific Microsoft solution area

Learn about what's required to earn Silver and Gold membership in the following areas of expertise:

Competencies Technologies
Application Development competency HTML5, C#, ASP.NET, UWP, Microsoft Azure apps
Application Integration competency Windows Server, SQL server/database, C#, Azure, BizTalk Server 2013
Cloud Business Applications competency Microsoft Dynamics 365/Enterprise/Operations/AX, SQL database
Cloud Customer Relationship Management competency Dynamics 365/Dynamics CRM
Cloud Platform competency Azure, Linux on Azure
Cloud Productivity competency Microsoft Office 365 services (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business, or Yammer)
Collaboration and Content competency Office 365, SharePoint Server 2016, App Builder
Communications competency Skype for Business, Enterprise Voice Skype for Business 2015
Data Analytics competency SQL databases, Azure, Microsoft R Server, Microsoft HD Insight, Power BI
Data Platform competency SQL databases, SQL Server 2016, Azure Data Warehouse, Azure Data Services, Transact-SQL
Data Center competency System Center 2012, Windows Server virtualization and Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012/2016
DevOps competency Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012, software lifecycle, scrum certifications
Enterprise Mobility Management competency Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Azure Active Directory Premium (AADP), Mobile Device Management, identity & access management, info protection, cloud app security
Enterprise Resource Planning competency Dynamics AX/GP/SL/NAV/365, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SQL Server 2012 databases
Messaging competency Office 365, Exchange Server 2016
Project and Portfolio Management competency Microsoft Project, Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), SharePoint Server 2016
Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency Office 365
Windows and Devices competency Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT, Universal Windows Platform, Surface Hub, Office 365, Skype for Business 2015, enterprise deployment